Transformer Model Based Clustering Methodology For Standard Cell Layout Automation (Nvidia)

A new technical paper titled "Novel Transformer Model Based Clustering Method for Standard Cell Design Automation" was published by researchers at Nvidia. Abstract "Standard cells are essential components of modern digital circuit designs. With process technologies advancing beyond 5nm, more routability issues have arisen due to the decreasing number of routing tracks (RTs), increasing numb... » read more

Applications Of Large Language Models For Industrial Chip Design (NVIDIA)

A technical paper titled “ChipNeMo: Domain-Adapted LLMs for Chip Design” was published by researchers at NVIDIA. Abstract: "ChipNeMo aims to explore the applications of large language models (LLMs) for industrial chip design. Instead of directly deploying off-the-shelf commercial or open-source LLMs, we instead adopt the following domain adaptation techniques: custom tokenizers, domain-ad... » read more

Shallow Clock Tree Pre-Estimation for Designing Clock Tree Synthesizable Verilog RTLs (Kyungpook National University)

A technical paper titled “Shallow Clock Tree Pre-Estimation for Designing Clock Tree Synthesizable Verilog RTLs” was published by researchers at Kyungpook National University. Abstract: "Clock tree synthesis (CTS) is an important process in determining overall chip timing and power consumption. The CTS is also a time-consuming process for checking the clock tree. If the chip design and sp... » read more

Improving ML-Based Device Modeling Using Variational Autoencoder Techniques

A technical paper titled “Improving Semiconductor Device Modeling for Electronic Design Automation by Machine Learning Techniques” was published by researchers at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Peking University, National University of Singapore, and University of New South Wales. Abstract: "The semiconductors industry benefits greatly from the integ... » read more

EDA Tool To Detect SW-HW Vulnerabilities Ensuring Data Confidentiality In A RISC-V Architecture

A technical paper titled “SoftFlow: Automated HW-SW Confidentiality Verification for Embedded Processors” was published by researchers at RWTH Aachen University, Robert Bosch, and Newcastle University. Abstract: "Despite its ever-increasing impact, security is not considered as a design objective in commercial electronic design automation (EDA) tools. This results in vulnerabilities being... » read more

Analog IP Reuse

Analog integrated circuit IP is essential to how microelectronic circuits and systems interact with the environment. It enables things like signal conversion, stable power supply, and communication in state-of-the-art devices. However, designing these critical components – even though they are often a small part of complex chips – is very costly and risk-prone. And in today’s analog field... » read more

RL-Guided Detailed Routing Framework for Advanced Custom Circuits

A technical paper titled "Reinforcement Learning Guided Detailed Routing for Custom Circuits" was published by researchers at UT Austin, Princeton University, and NVIDIA. "This paper presents a novel detailed routing framework for custom circuits that leverages deep reinforcement learning to optimize routing patterns while considering custom routing constraints and industrial design rules. C... » read more